Keurig B140 Review

Keurig B140
Overall Rating
83
Coffee Quality (40%)
80
Design & Features (20%)
80
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
Keurig's most basic office model, the UL Commercial listed B140 has an underwhelming 48 oz reservoir and max 10 oz brew size, but the Drain Brewer function is handy and its sturdy build makes it great for heavy use.
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Key Features of the Keurig B140

Key Features of Keurig B140

  • Product Line/System: Keurig 1.0 Commercial
  • K-Cup Compatibility: Unlicensed K-Cups, Keurig 2.0 licensed K-Cups
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 48 oz
  • Water Filter: Compatible but not included
  • Display: Button controls with Brew, Power, Auto-Off, and Drain Brewer buttons, a brew size selector knob, and indicator lights for Brew Size, Descale, Add Water, Heating and Drain Brewer
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 9.5"W x 12.3"D x 13.3"H
  • Weight: 14.0 lbs
  • Other Features: Commercial UL listed, Auto-Off, Quiet Brew Technology, removable drip tray, Drain Brewer function, heavy gauge material for office use

Keurig B140 Overview

Intended for office use, the UL Commercial listed B140 doesn't have a ton of additional features, like Strength Control or Temp Control.

Instead, it has a different take on functionality, leveraging a brew size selector knob.

It also has a convenient Drain Brewer function, but it isn't compatible with the reusable My K-Cup.

Intended for use in small offices (Keurig arbitrarily says less than 15 people), the 48 oz water reservoir will get the job done but will need to be refilled frequently.

Like all B series Keurig brewers, the B140 is the predecessor to the K series version, the K140, and has since been discontinued.

Pros
  • UL Commercial listed
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Drain Brewer function is awesome and makes cleaning the internal tank easy
  • Brew size knob is sturdy and easy to use
Cons
  • Discontinued model
  • Not compatible with reusable My K-Cup
  • 48 oz water reservoir is relatively small (average at best)
  • Max 10 oz brew size
  • No Strength Control or Temp Control

Is the Keurig B140 for you?

Is Keurig B140 for you?

An uncomplicated, UL Commercial listed brewer, the B140 is great for small office environments if you want to offer K-Cup convenience without breaking the bank on a big-time commercial model.

As a discontinued model that's hard to find, you'll want to get the identical K140 instead.

If you're looking for a commercial brewer with a larger reservoir, we wouldn't blame you. The B140/K140's 48 oz tank is a little underwhelming.

Instead, check out the K1500. It's Keurig's newest base commercial model that offers a ton of upgrades over the B140/K140:

  • Max 12 oz brew size
  • Massive 96 oz reservoir
  • Compatible with direct water line plumbing (no refilling!)
  • Strength Control for stronger cups (great with the 12 oz brew setting)

Just about the only thing the K1500 doesn't have, which you'll find in the B/140K140, is the Drain Brewer function.

Keurig B140 Review: An In-Depth Look

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Keurig B140
Keurig's most basic office model, the UL Commercial listed B140 has an underwhelming 48 oz reservoir and max 10 oz brew size, but the Drain Brewer function is handy and its sturdy build makes it great for heavy use.

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I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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